My background was actually in the hospitality industry, my mum had a pub/restaurant in Ireland for many years and at the time I stopped smoking I was working for her – it was a fun job with lots of scope to smoke and I did – 3 packs a day. My husband, Ron, was also involved in the business and had the same 3 pack a day addiction.
I was a woman with a passion for smoking, and even when Ron had his first heart attack at the age of 37 and we were told he should stop smoking we just ignored the warning – Ron’s dad had died at 38 and his brother at 32 so our philosophy was ‘Ron is going to die young so he might as well die “happy ” and in those days, for us, that meant smoking. To be honest, we were both afraid……and as classic smokers, we did what all smokers do when they are worried – they smoke more!’
Not surprisingly Ron’s health deteriorated, and four years later he had another massive heart attack. This time, after a triple bypass and spending 12 weeks in hospital Ron stopped smoking.
‘I am delighted to say that he is now 68, alive and kicking and it is because of Ron that my career changed direction – I realised that every family deserves to keep the people they love for as long as possible and once I had discovered laser therapy as a way of quitting smoking I knew that I wanted to help as many people as possible.
After training, I began to develop my own individual, tailor-made, programme which combines laser therapy with personalised counselling as well as a 24-hour helpline.
Today we have a global team of certified and experienced trainers providing training and support in the Anne Penman method.
It is my dream to help as many people as possible make long-term lifestyle changes. I truly believe that with the right support you can do anything.